Mr.BishopI only believe weather predictions that are made while you are standing in the weather you're predicting... and that prediction is for what the weather will be like five seconds from now.
Of course, it definitely is nerve-wracking to imagine more bad winters out west... but that is another issue.
Standing looking at the mountain right now, no one in whistler is positive about the "winter". Its just not cold yet, and we have had no snow. Normally at this time, there wont be snow in the valley but usually the snow line will be creeping slowly lower but this year there is just nothing. Unfortunately its looking more and more like a long bike season here. I just hope its not like 1977 when they had to close in January. But I'm still positive to some extent. They have been blowing snow last night so there may be something and hell its still better then the UK even without snow.